Alternative Vote Referendum 2011

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  • AV Referendum 2011
    • Results: 67.90% No       32.10% Yes
      • 13,013,123  No 6,152,607            Yes
    • Asked if they wanted to replace FPTP with the AV system.
    • AV is a preferential system where the voter ranks the candidates in order of preference.
      • The candidate that wins 50% or more first preference votes are elected.
        • If no candidate wins 50%, the candidates with the fewest votes is eliminated.
      • Whereas FPTP is where the voter puts a cross X next to their preferred candidate on a ballot paper.
        • Asked if they wanted to replace FPTP with the AV system.
        • The candidate that receives the most votes is elected.
    • This referendum was the result of the Coalition govt.
    • Conservatives argued and feared that they would struggle to form a majority govt under AV.
    • Whereas the Lib Dems campaigned for Proportional Representation.
      • Conservatives argued and feared that they would struggle to form a majority govt under AV.
      • The Labour Party was the only Party in favour for AV.
    • The Labour Party was the only Party in favour for AV.

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